Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Stan Lance

International Trade Specialist, CGBP
Washington Small Business Development Center

Company Description

Washington Small Business Development Centers promote economic vitality by providing advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses statewide. Conveniently located in 24 locations throughout the state, the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help business men and women expand their businesses, achieve high profits, and grow company value.

Job Description

Stan provides international business advisory services to small and mid size companies. Throughout his career, he has focused on a consultative, collaborative, and solutions-oriented approach to assist clients build company value. He has over 33 years experience in commercial, corporate and international banking with major regional, national and international banks. Stan's responsibilities included business development, credit administration, key account management, and international trade finance for small to midsize companies and Fortune 500 firms. His overseas experience included postings in Tokyo, Seoul and London. As principal consulting practice, Stan also provided strategic financial advisory services for small to midsize firms with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million. He focused on accessing growth capital, recommending an optimal capital structure, and ownership transition planning. At the SBDC Stan continue applying his banking and finance experience to assist growing companies.

Employment History

Stan has more than 30 years of commercial and international banking experience. Prior to joining Union Bank in 2007, he served as a vice president with several major financial institutions including Seafirst Bank, Security Pacific Bank, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Ltd., and US Bank. Stan's responsibilities included relationship management for middle market and Fortune 500 clients, business development, credit administration and structured trade finance. His client protfolios consisted of firms in such diverse industries as aerospace manufacturing, agricultural export, aircraft leasing, banking, forest products, hospitality, international trade, retail distribution and sales,technology manufacturing and wholesale distribution.

Education

Marquette University, B.A., Political Science;
University of Washington, M.A., Korean Regional Studies;
University of Washington, M.B.A., Finance

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Downtown Seattle or Seattle University, late afternoon.